The plan Mark follows in the Gospel according to St Mark is the least systematic of all the Synoptics. The preaching of John the Baptist plus the baptism and temptation of Jesus make up his prelude (1:1-13); next comes a period of ministry which according to occasional hints was in in Galilee (1:1-7:23), then a journey by Jesus and his apostles to the district of Tyre and Sidon, the Decapolis, the neighbourhood of Caesarea Phillipi and back to Galilee (7:24-9:50); then lastly the final journey through Peraea and Jericho to Jerusalem where the Passion and resurrection take place (10:1-16:8).
(Jerusalem Bible, Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd, 1966)

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